- Report that late Colonel Ibrahim Sakaba was assassinated for refusing to loot funds has been described as fake
- The Nigerian Army said the allegation credited to the late senior officer's widow, Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba was devoid of any fact
- The spokesperson for the army, Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu debunked the story, saying Skaba died serving the nation
The Nigerian Army has debunked an article claiming that late Col Ibrahim Sakaba was alleged to have was assassinated for refusing to loot funds meant for fighting the Boko Haram Insurgency.
The report making the rounds online were allegations credited to Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba, the late senior officer's widow who was quoted to have made several comments about the Nigerian army.
Legit.ng gathers that this clarification was made by the Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement on Thursday, August 12, and shared on Facebook.
According to Nwachukwu, Sakaba, like other officers and soldiers paid the supreme price in the war against terrorism, adding that his death is painful to the NA and a great loss.
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He went on to note that insinuating anything contrary is a deservice to our nation and the sacrifices of the troops.
The army spokesman explained that Mrs Sakaba made reference to an unfounded and baseless claims devoid of any fact
He said the army would not want to join issues with anyone with respect to the enormous sacrifices made by the gallant troops, however, it was crucial that the allegations credited to the widow be addressed.
Nwachukwu described the deaceased as a respected senior officer who gave his all in the defence of the freedom Nigerian enjoy today.
Troops' nightmare finally over as Boko Haram commander surrenders in Borno
Earlier, Amir Adamu Rugu Rugu, a notorious Boko Haram commander, dreaded for deadly attacks against Nigerian soldiers around Mandara hill and Sambisa forest finally surrendered to the military.
Amir Adamu surrendered himself to troops alongside three of his wives and some children in Gwoza town.
A resident who spoke with journalists confirmed the development.
Nigerian Army Speaks on alleged plan to free top Boko Haram bomb experts
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army has reacted to false claims that it is planning on setting free two Boko Haram experts who are presently being radicalised.
In a statement published on its Facebook page, the NA's spokesman noted that persons who propagated such lies are deliberately misrepresenting its report and twisting it to achieve evil ends.
In a bid to set the facts right, Nwachukwu said that as a professional body, the force has decided that "all surrendered terrorists will be received, processed, and passed on to the relevant agencies of Government for further assessment in line with extant provisions."